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, the reverend al sharpton, moderated. other speakers include the reverend jesse jackson, juanita abernathy, the widow of late civil rights leader ralph aber in a they, reverend joseph lou re, and the nacc -- and the naacp chair. this is two and a half hours. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i'm reverend davis the coordinator for the national action network. thank you so much. thank you for being here this morning, especially all of you vf been -- who have been here this week. we have had a wonderful time this week and want to thank all of you who came from all over the country to be with us. now we're about to get started on our program, i would like to introduce our founder and president of the national action network, the reverend al sharpton. [applause] >> good morning. ood morning. good morning and thank you. movement, measure the 2013. we are live on 1190 wliv, c-span, and it will run on c-span again during the week, three times, and msnbc. every year at the end of our national convention, we have the leaders of various national civil rights groups join us to talk about what the
eatery in harlem. recalled an experience dining there with al dining there with al sharpton, all right on this list as i could get over the fact that was no difference between that restaurant any other restaurant in oopsie. it was exactly the same, even though it's run like blacks, primarily black patronage. that's what this society is about in the u.s.a. there's no difference. later in the show during a conversation with fellow pundit ron williams he noted quote, there wasn't one person in sylvia's it was screening and effort, i want more iced tea. it was like going into an italian restaurant in the sense people were sitting there and they were ordering and having fun and there wasn't any kind of craziness at all. the liberal watchdog group media matters posted the transcript with the most disturbing line highlighted sparking coverage in "the associated press," "new york daily news," cnn. i wrote on it, noting of these words sound like an awful backhanded complement like he walked into the door to sylvia's expecting a scene am a bad rap beat the o'reilly blank media matters for a big
place this morning. [applause] reverend al sharpton, another big round of applause [applause] friendship andis my colleagues on the panel, i am the brother in the middle. and to the legends over on my left and you're right. i want to join in saying thank you to all of them for their sacrifices and hard work to help us to where we are, which is standing on the shoulders. stay with me for a minute. i want to give you three numbers. we are 50 years after the march on washington. the letter from the jail, the untimely death of edgar enters, the and timely assassination of resident kennedy. the introduction of the first comprehensive civil rights bill in the congress, 1963. how far have we come? when it comes to high school attainment, they will release these numbers next week with the state of lack america we went from 25% of african-americans having a high school diploma in the 81% in .or every -- 2013 for everyone that had a college degree in 1963, there are five who have college degrees in 2013. in 1963, the unemployment rate for black americans was 10%. in 2013, it is 13%. we hav
with al sharpton. >>> from a gun control snag to an immigration delay. we will talk with wisdom about the top stories coming up. it's 7:23: we will be right back. the humble back seat. we believe it can be the most valuable real estate on earth. ♪ that's why we designed our newest subaru from the back seat forward. introducing the all-new, completely restyled subaru forester. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> we're going to have more on the boston terrorist attacks ali morningst long, but first we wat to take a look at the other top stories. >>> good morning to you sarah and good morningning tony. we begin with breaking news from iran where a massive earthquake has shook the ground. the u.s. cisemology has said sad it's center in the iranian city near the border o of pakistan. it was felt as far away as the e capital of the inia. india. >> it harked six years since the gunman killed himself and people in the virginia tech campus. afterwards the capital square bell tour will ring 32 times once for each victim. vi >>> on capitol hill support for expanding background check
signed by abraham lincoln. we spoke with reverend al sharpton earlier and talk about how what happened yesterday in boston broke our hearts, but not our spirits. and it is important to move on with this parade today to eliminate the fears of yesterday and really celebrate the fears that were conquered when this emancipation day parade started in the district. a very popular parade. there will be a concert later today. it will all be capped off by a fireworks show. the police chief made it very clear for residents that the police presence would be very visible today throughout the day. she has made sure to have enough police presence not only along the parade route, but along the city. we of notice not only the police activity but also a electronic signs posted throughout the city, morning commuters, urging them to notify law enforcement if they notice any suspicious activity this afternoon. so the parade goes on. the mayor making sure that there is a lot of police presence as many tried to ease nerves from the bombings of yesterday in boston. we're all familiar with terrorist threats h
are a preponderan preponderance. a quaurter of the people said al sharpton, 11% said jesse jackson. people still do look in that direction. i think what's different now is the collective sense of siege and constant siege that the african-american community felt then no longer is operative. you have a different set of issues. it's more defending voting rights and trying to defend affirmative action. the movement doesn't really exist anymore. i think there's still a need for some kind of collective action. >> the siege is dissipated even with the election we just went through where voter's rights were so highly front and center. >> yeah. >> the fact that now it's before the supreme court, have we achieved a post racial america? many people say we have not. >> most people say no. african-americans say we haven't. it's interesting you have particularly southern states trying to roll back the achievements of the civil rights movement and say we no longer need it. they point to the fact we have a black president. oprah winfrey, well think black people. to your point, the last election shows that at momen
with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. hollywood squares, the republican national committee has invaded tinsel town to reboot the party. they are out to lunch in la-la land, just as clueless as ever about why they lost in 2012. late today, rnc members unanimously voted to oppose gay marriage. they are doubling down on gay marriage. isn't that exactly what the rnc said they had to stop doing last month? >> described our party as narrow minded, out of touch, and, quote, stuffy, old men. >> narrow minded, stuffy old men, that's a big problem. and you know who the rnc is asking for help on that? a narrow-minded stuffy old man, dick cheney. he was one of the headliners at this rnc meeting, talking to them about how to rebrand their image. now, that's funny. but the minority outreach, it's a complete joke. yesterday the rnc held a workshop called growing the party, working with minority, working with minority. i mean, who talks like that? and let's meet another rnc guest speaker. conservative columnist david horowitz. he wrote the book, "hating w
for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> body snatchers. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. invasion of the body snatchers. that's what this is like. we tried to fathom who was with us and who is one of them. we can't tell, can we? how do we tell when someone has gone over to the other side? when does it happen, this radicalization process? whe
. and that's "hardball" for now. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, omission accomplished in texas. the dedication of the bush library was news for what wasn't said as much as it was for what was said. to be sure the event provided a unique picture, all five living presidents and their wives on the same stage, political differences were put aside. the toughest job in the world. >> and what i know is true about president bush and i hope my successor will say about me is that we love this country and we do our best. >> we are here to celebrate a country we all love, a service we all rendered. >> an honor of a lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the united states. whatever challenges come before us, i will always believe our nation's best days lay ahead. god bless. >> we saw president clinton tweeting this moment and we saw wife of one president and mother of another. there was a lot of talk today about the positive he did in the world. for example, his commitment to fighting aids in afric
tradition in the base state. that's "hardball" for now. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the gop's fairness fail. today, the republican party's priorities were on full display as they push to protect airline passengers but left in place republican budget cuts that are hurting millions of americans from preschoolers to senior citizens. today, the house approved a senate bill to end the drastic cutsha ended thousands of flight delays this week. the cut, cut, cut party found a cause worth uncutting for. why? because the delays inconvenienced business travelers and company bottom lines. but the republican's block helped for millions of other americans hurt by the same gop push cut. people who are desperate for housing, food, health care, education. the reports of how much people are hurting from these cuts are flooding in from all around the country. >> it's terrible. all the house come through, the water brown, it's terrible. >> they are on the waiting list for federal vouchers that will one day a
. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the gop's chris christy problem. he may be the most popular republican in the country because he worked with president obama after hurricane sandy. because he reached across the aisle to get things done, because six months after the storm he still is saying things like this. >> listen, the president has kept every promise that he's made. and the fact is, that's what i was saying at the time. what i was saying at the time, i was asked how the president is doing. i said he's doing a good job. he kept his word. we saw suffering together. when you see that, you're either going to step up and be responsible or you're not and since that time i have to say, everything they promised that they would do, they've done. and so i don't have any complaints or arguments with him this morning on the issue of sandy relief. >> they put aside their political differences to find a common ground for a greater good. that should make christie a model for a new improved gop. but instead, it's made hi
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. all right. you get it, you just don't want to get it. >> no, i don't get it here is al sharpton. react to al. you al, is he a friend. >> yeah. he is a friend. >> with all of these threats, had all of these actual attacks three people dead in boston, one an child, e we even debating background checks in the senate? i mean, how can we have lamh upheaval, such bed and people don't even want to check to ho we allow to have deadly weapons? something don't make sense to me. >> bill: it's nice the reverend has a band in his radio studio. i like that. this is so ridiculous. >> it's not ridiculous at all. >> bill: equating the boston bombing with background checks? >> what is your problem with background checks. >> bill: i don't have any problem with it. >> why don't you let it happen at gun shows? guns bought legally are used in crimes. >> bill: because it's useless. >> it's not useless. >> i don't want. >> bill: i don't want to bebait it? >> you i won the debate. they bring them to d.c. and used in crime. what does it take for you to understand that? >> bill: and i told threw is 100 million o
nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's leading with calling out the gop today. president obama ripped republicans in congress for the hypocrisy and selfness on automatic budget cuts that are hurting millions of americans. at a news conference today, the president unmasked the phony gop argument. >> a lot of members of congress were suggesting that somehow the sequester was a victory for them and this wouldn't hurt the economy. what we now know is that what i warned earlier, what jay stood up here and warned repeatedly, is happening. it slowed our growth. it's resulting in people being thrown out of work. and it's hurting folks all across the country. >> these budget cuts are hurting. but republicans refuse to do the right thing. >> you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. that's their job. they are elected, members of congress are elected in order to do what's right for their constituencies and for the american people. >> to a lot o
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't the sun that was missing. i was looking at it wrong. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> hillary clinton. it's about time. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. i remember when general eisenhower ran for president. i was sitting in a movie theater. my dad was sitting to my right. is he president, i asked, about to get on a plane? no, dad said, but he will be. nobody outside of incumbent presidents and not even some of them has in all the years since enjoyed such a commanding position going into a presidential cycle as hillary clinton. the number one reason is that her candidacy would be not just a campaign, but in a very powerful way, a movement. she is the world's most celebrated woman leader by far. she has made women issues an important part of her agenda and she, hillary clinton, came close to winning the nomination five years ago. many followers are still out there, more committed than ever she'll win it this time. let me add an obvious. there are many women my age and older w
. joining me now is the reverend al sharpton, president and founder of the action network. just minutes from now, you'll be moderating a panel there discussing protecting the right to vote in this country, certainly a serious issue that i know we all here devoted a lot of time and coverage to during the last presidential election. as we show everybody a look at this map, the 30 states which have introduced 55 new voting restrictions just in the past three months,s and they include bills requiring photo i.d. to vote, proof of citizenship to register to vote, and then reducing early voting. these are the same type of voter suppression we saw last year. what's next in the fight to protect the right to vote? and what role is n.a.n. playing in it? >> what we're doing in our discussions on that is saying that first we have the case of voting rights section 5 in front of the supreme court. if the supreme court votes against us, those of us that want to see it continue, what do we do? how do we mobilize, how do we go back to the congress and get a new voting law and begin to protect the disenfranchi
country al sharpton, jesse jackson. heimy town. words about jewish. no race of people have monopoly on racism. i want to get back to something you said earlier about name-calling. it goes deeper than that there is is a need on the left to almost psycho analyze black conservaton the . so, in other words, justice scalia's views on affirmative action are wrong. clarence thomas is is a self-hating, self-loathing traitor to his race. there is is a double standard there. and i think the reason you have that and dr. carson earlier. when are are they going to stop tearing me down and listen to my ideas. if you can psycho analyze and delegitimize someone. they are operating outside of the realm of responsible debate. that's what the left tries to do to black conservatives. >> sean: in every one of your lives, this is a profile in courage. [multiple people speaking at once] >> sean: courageous people never know they are courageous. >> that may be true. but what i think we are missing here is that we actually do have a license to say a lot of things as black conservatives. i actually kind of d
, the people of this country deserve a vote. le thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> high noon. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. remember what you, i mean you, personally, thought when you heard all those first graders had been shot up there in connecticut? first if you're like me, you thought of the little kids and the fear, terror, the horror of those nightmare seconds. the last those kids would ever know. second, you thought of the ferocious firing of bullets. all these bullets flying from one person's hand. all that death coming in that hard barrage. what kind of gun did this guy have? 27 people, 20 little kids, blown to kingdom come in a moment of hideous mass murder. this evening the president is up in connecticut trying manfully to resurrect that first human parental reaction of ours, caring for those lost, the caring that this kind of mass killing weapon should not be in the hands of a nut, a murderer on a rampage, someone who wanted this very weapon so he could kill like he was in some
: there's a bit in my book about al sharpton and his dual roles as a spokesman for the family of trayvon martin and an anchor on msnbc, and i've always criticized it that and felt it was inappropriate for have someone as a major anchor on a news channel who is also representative of someone at the center of one the most covered news stories in 2012. i think there's room to criticize the way some people on the left talk about race. i do sort of feel -- i don't want to do what we call false equivalency. i don't want to look at what happens on the left and equate it to the right ununely thi has happened in the conservative media sphere is much more negative and intense and much more problematic, so i do have some trouble with in of the things on the left and i have talk about al sharpton in the book. but i do focus a lot on the conservative media sphere because there's a lot of troubling things. >> here's the cover of the book, called "race-baiter." eric deegans has been our guest. we'll cover him on a panel later today. in about an hour fromow, our next call-in opportunity will be with lu
, and yet we still have so much farther to go. joining me now, reverend al sharpton, host of msnbc politics nation, and wade davis, lbgt surrogate for president obama and former nfl player. he publicly revealed he was gay last year. chris clue ee, minnesota vikings punter, marriage equality activist who jason collins praised writing i am impressed with the straight pro athletes who have spoken up so far. today, rush limbaugh speculated he came out so if a team doesn't sign him, he can sue for discrimination. rush mentioned you. let's listen to what he said. >> the nfl draft, vikings in fifth round took a punter. well, guess what, there's already buzz, that they took a punter because of kluwe's off the field activism. it is already being whispered. not whispered, being shouted. the vikings don't want that kind of distraction. if he is going to talk about gay marriage, fine, not on our team. this kind of stuff is already alleged. >> if you are not the starting punter for the minnesota vikings, will you blame it on activism as rush limbaugh suggests you might? >> no. i mean, for me it is the t
that should be addressing this, people like jesse jackson and al sharpton, it exploits, one of the worst things that happen with the minority community, i'm a little bit disturbed. michelle obama -- by the way, obesity is a serious problem. >> it's not a moral problem. >> bob: its moral one with me. >> kimberly: and the author of black women redefined of michelle obama feels this is an opportunity for the first lady for michelle obama who has been vocal on issues like this. why aren't we hearing her on this particular topic? she has been vocal over the years, why not mention in the speech or address this. >> do you have any idea what can of worms to take down tygra's lyrics because it's sexist or whatever it is. then you will really look at probably 80% of the rap songs. >>>. >> you but it's the moral consistency. >> when a kid is a first person shooter in at video game and starts blowing people away. >> bob: good news about rap, you can't understand it. >> kimberly: i'm glad we waited for that. remember we talked about the story, from usc about the professor what he he had the say about
to giving him a defeat you would sacrifice the safety of your constituents? thank you for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> hot pursuit. this is "hardball." >> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. there have been potentially significant developments in the boston terror investigation today amid a lot of conflicting media reports. hoar here's what we know at this time. inveat
, gabe zimmerman. later, al sharpton's action network annual convention. >> probably the most tragic of all our first ladies. she hated the office. hated it with a passion. ,> they took to the white house they had eight rooms they had to furnish. >> but she spent much of her time writing letters. to her dead son. in her
axelrod, valerie jarrett and reverend al sharpton. >>> but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >> it was a tease yesterday, april fool's day. the warm air arrived in the northeast for one day, that's it. the cold air is back, but not for long, good things coming your way next week. let's show you what's happening out there this morning, though. a cold morning, windchills in the teens and 20s and we've got some snow out there. coming off of lake erie and lake ontario. especially from syracuse through upstate new york right around albany. could even be a little bit of accumulating snows. now, as far as the other areas of concern out there, not so much airports, we should be okay today, yesterday it was near 60 in new york city, today, 48, cooler in d.c., around 50, but at least a lot of sunshine around. now, over the next couple of days, heavy rain is going to spread from oklahoma to texas. if there's going to be airport trouble late today, the dallas airports and also san antonio, possibly oklahoma city, and then all that rain will shift through the deep south as we go th
. and that's it for us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, folks, we have big news, big news. tonight, we have big news from the republican party. it's a breakthrough. it seems republicans have finally learned their lessons of losing the election and now they are ready to change. really change. >> things like obama care are getting in the way of small business job creation. >> we don't have a spending problem in washington. >> we must not repeal obama care. >> there's no gay mafia that has inflicted the fear of death, political death in the republican party. >> with your help, we will make barack obama a two-term president. >> amazing, right? but april fool's. reality is, they haven't changed a thing. the right wing is in full freakout over what a pastor said when the president and his family attended. it took place in st. john's church across the street from the white house. reverend luis leon said, it drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are calling us back, for blacks to be back in
thing like gun safety? and that's our problem. that's "hardball" for now. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, president obama on the offensive many moments ago he delivered a passionate speech in denver, just miles from the aurora movie theater where 12 people were shot dead last summer. the president was there calling for action on gun reform and demanding new laws on universal background checks. >> it's commonsense a, by the way, most gun owners, more than 80% agree this makes sense. more than 70% of nra members agree. 90% of the american people agree. so there's no reason we can't do this unless politics is getting in the way. >> the president's right. around 90% of americans support background checks. 87% in a new poll out today. 87% can't agree on anything. this shouldn't be hard. it's clear the american people want change on a range of issues, on stricter gun sale laws, democrats, independents, and the majority of americans want reform. just one problem. republicans don't. on immigration, agai
connell and reverend al sharpton on this network. he'd outthink and outtalk this guy. thank you, david, thank you, joy. we'll be right back. aaah! aaaaah! theres a guy on the window! do something, dad! aaaah! aaaah! what is happening? they're rate suckers. their bad driving makes car insurance more expensive for the rest of us. good thing there's snapshot from progressive. snap it in and get a discount based on your good driving. stop paying for rate suckers. try snapshot free at >>> let me finish tonight with margaret thatcher. let me repeat what i said on "morning joe" when i first got word of the former british prime minister's death. i don't like the way hollywood makes movies about people they don't agree with politically. ronald reagan comes off as an aimable dunce. margaret thatcher gets hers on a dementia. if you disagree with someone politically take on their strengths. do what they did in that little british film. take your shots, hit them where they're strongest and you disagree with them the most. don't come off trying to be so-so compass nat, so balanced when what you're
and charisma and networks. and that's why you see on this list, you see al sharpton, cameron diaz, you see will smith and scarlett johansson jayda pinkett smith it is a wide range of folks. quite frankly this letter, it was a complimentary letter to the president. he's done a lot. most folks on there are his friends saying you've done a lot but you've promised to do so much more. let's get on with doing more while there is time to move the ball forward. >> john: how would you grade this policy when it comes to crime in this country? >> on a lot of issues, the hope lies in the second term. the first term, had to deal with two wars with a big recession and something that felt like sort of the eve of a country tearing apart at home with the whole tea party issue. you've been re-elected. now, we want to give you an a on this term. that's why we're coming to you early. >> john: a lot of progressives have frustrations this president has never said prison industrial complex. do you feel the drug war the continuation of the drug war is the greatest obstacle toward real prison reform or does it wor
. saying now is the time to make your voices heard. welcome to "politicsnation." i'm al sharpton. president making a rousing speech even a rallying cry at some point, the crowd yelling, we want a vote, we want a vote as the president stood there leading something nothing short of a rally as washington now begins to wrestle with this issue. >>> joining me now is my colleague chris matthews, host of "hardball" on msnbc. chris, thank you for staying here tonight. >> yeah. well, it was worth it. and you know, this is the first time -- you and i know how cool this president is. he wasn't cool tonight. it was almost like mr. stewart goes to washington. he was standing up there and coming out with his hard and he was really talking to people there and the only question is, does mitch mcconnell care what the hell he says? he makes it 14 who say no vote. there will be no vote on background checks, nothing, in. nada will come out of what happened in newtown. >> zero. >> and this stonewalling by -- against a 90% belief makes you wonder how the constitution holds sometimes. how can you hold a system to
. and that's "hardball" for now. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, making progress on guns. today, a lead on background checks and a key vote set for tomorrow. the prospects of gun reform have never been brighter. but it was the first lady today going back to her home town of chicago who showed what the debate is all about. the first lady talked about hadiya pendleton, the girl who was shot days after attending the funeral. asked if we are doing enough to protect our kids. >> it was the question weighing on my heart when i met with hadiya pendleton's classmates on the day of her funeral. dozens of them later spoke at the service, each referring to her as my best friend. and let me tell you, whew, it is hard to know what to say to a room full of teenagers about to bury their best friend. but i started by telling them that hadiya was clearly on her way to doing something truly worthy with her life. >> now our leaders must do something to honor hadiya, to honor the students and teachers at newtown. today
. so are the hopes. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, power of the people. today, president obama won a big victory for his second term agenda with the crucial first vote on gun control. democrats and some republicans crushed a right-wing attempt to stop the guns bill dead in its tracks, to stop it from even getting a vote. the senate will now get to work fulfilling president obama's promise to give gun safety and gun victims a real chance. there's a lot more work to be done. but today's success shows what the president can do when he summons all the power of his office, when he goes beyond the beltway, when he speaks directly to the american people. >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold, congress listens. >> that's what members of congress need to hear from you. >> write them an e-mail, post it on their facebook walls. >> we need your voices in this debate. >> stand up. stand up. >> the republican leaders now seem to b
a defeat you would sacrifice the safety of your constituents? thank you for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> hot pursuit. this is "hardball." >> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. there have been potentially significant developments in the boston terror investigation today amid a lot of conflicting media reports. hoar here's what we know at this time. investigators have obtained video, believe it or not, of a person placing a black bag down at the scene of the second blast and then walking away. the footage came from a surveillance photo at a nearby lord & taylor video. this afternoon, the fbi denied reports from other media outlets that an arrest had been made in the case. well, meanwhile, investigators continued to collect forensic evidence from the attack site as they learn more about the bomb that was used. well, nbc news reported that the bomb's triggering mechanism was fairly sophisticated. it included a battery pack and circuit board, both of which were recovered at the scene. there's no indication at this time of any connection to oversea
will watch boston rise again. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> manhunt. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. there kwas was a big development today. the fbi went public releasing these photos and videos of two men who they say are suspects in the case. one of the men is observed in surveillance video setting down a backpack at the site of the second explosion. these are suspects, the fbi has stressed. they are believed to be responsible for the bombing on monday and the fbi considers them armed and dangerous. extremely dangerous. >> somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers, or family members of the suspects. though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us. no bit of information, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential is too small for us to see. each piece moves us forward towards justice. it is extremely important for us to contact us with any information regarding the identities of suspect one, suspect two
." "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right away. >> thanks, chris. breaking news, we're waiting on a press briefing from officials on a manhunt for the suspect in the marathon bombings. as night falls in boston, much of the city is in lockdown. nearly one million residents are in their homes. after the governor urged residents to stay indoors with their doors locked. this comes as a massive door to door search is under way for the survival suspect in the boston marathon bombings. the 19-year-old who wore a white baseball cap at the marathon, police, fbi agents, and s.w.a.t. team officers are combing the suburb of watertown where the surviving suspect is believed to be hiding. that's where he and his older brother ended up earlier this morning after they killed an m.i.t. campus policeman. the older brother, the one in the dark hat, was killed in an intense shootout there that left a boston transit officer seriously injured. [ gunfire ] >> authorities say the surviving suspect may be armed with explosives or even a suicide vest. he may also be injured. some reports say police tracked him dur
. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. thanks to you for tuning in. charged with terror. one week after the attacks at the boston marathon, the suspected bomber was charged with using weapons of mass destruction, a charge that could carry the death penalty. the complaint reveals new details about the attack, including how the suspect behaved at the moment of the bombing. "the large crowd of people around him can be seen reacting to the first explosion. in apparent bewilderment and alarm. bomber two virtually alone among the individuals in the front of the restaurant appears calm." the suspect is reportedly awake and communicating with officials by writing things down. unable to speak because of apparent gunshot wounds to the head, neck, legs, and happened. today, the boston globe reports the younger brother may have actually killed his brother when he drove over him in that shootout with the police early friday morning. and late friday night, this police thermal video shows the suspect hiding on the boat later that night. members of the s.w.a.t. team who pull
. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, playing politics with terror. today we saw critics on the right revive their old playbook. using a national tragedy as a new excuse to attack the president. and they did it on a day of profound grief for everyone touched by the boston bombings. this morning, 8-year-old martin richard, the youngest bombing victim, was laid to rest. also this morning, friends and family gathered for the funeral of m.i.t. police officer sean collier who was gunned down allegedly by the suspects last thursday night. the funeral mass began at 10:00 a.m. it ended around 11:30. but while that funeral was still under way, a top republican senator went on national television and said this. >> when it comes to boston, how in the world could we have missed these two guys? the russians told us about the older brother. my problem with this administration is that their policies are failing. they do not believe that we're at war. >> the obama administration is failing? what you see there is the sena
" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the president offers compromise but republicans, they've shown yet again that they don't know how to lead. today we learn that president obama will try once again for a grand bargain. his plan calls for $1.2 trillion in cuts, including a change in the cost of living increase for social security that would reduce benefits but would still protect low-income and older beneficiaries. in return, the president is asking for $600 billion in revenue by closing loopholes for the rich, by ending rates for big oil. this president is serious and he's offering compromise with republicans that already has some in his own party furious. the progressive caucus called his plan entitlement reform "unpopular, unwise, and unworkable." isn't that what republicans have called for over and over again? >> the president must be willing to reduce spending and ensure entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our debt. >> what would solve the problem is doing something about the entitlements. >> on t
and president of the national action network, reverend al sharpton. good morning to you all. >> good morning. >> it really is a big day and you can't overstate the compromise and the power of the compromise that joe manchin and pat toomey have put together. here are two conservatives. manchin without a doubt the most conservative in the senate. pat toomey for my money' i've said it all along, one of the true conservatives in the u.s. senate from pennsylvania. it bears repeating. while the rest of the party jumped off the cliff when bush was president, toomey remained conservative and voted against a medicare drug benefit plain and he got elected in pennsylvania, a blue state and this compromise is incredible. guys like us paul ryan we respect pat toomey so much and why it's not a surprise paul ryan yesterday said i'll take my leave from pat toomey. >> we have a lot on this to cover. we start with the proposal on expanded background checks for commercial gun purchases including those at gun shows and online. the deal does not call for checks on sales between family members and neighbors. the
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the top with rachel maddow and the reverend al sharpton plus chris hay, alex wagner, joe scarborough. the headline is "slier than fox: the inside story of how msnbc became the voice of the left." a proven article about msnbc pres, my friend, phil griffin. chris hayes' new show called "all in" debuts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. >>> we're very much on alert. we obviously have some folks who are out to do harm to elected officials so we take that very seriously. we're still in shock. i guess that's the best way to describe our feelings about this latest incident. >> we're back. texas on high alert right now after another law enforcement official, another d.a. was murdered. mike mclellan and his wife cynthia were found shot and killed in their home over easter weekend and the murders could be part of a white supremacist plot. last year, his office was part of a task force that took part in taking down the leadership of the aryan brotherhood of texas. mark hasse was gunned down getting out of his car at the courthouse. at the time of his death, mclellan september out a warning to the s
us all. and reminds us. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> has gun safety lost? let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. is the entire answer to what happened in newtown, connecticut, going to be, sorry about that, but we're not going to do anything about gun safety? nothing. wouldn't it have been smarter politics for the president to have gotten out front on gun safety right after the newtown horror? he knew what the problem was, what the solution had to be. the killer used an assault rifle. ban them. the killer used 30-round magazines. ban them. the killer was a nut. enforce background checks. why do we all need a study? why did the president think it was smart to use up time to give the nra time? why didn't he strike while the iron was hot? why do i ask this all now? because right now looks very iffy that the congress is going to do anything. not a ban on assault rifles, not a ban on 30-round clips, not even tougher background checks. we all know why. it will take 60 votes in th
. there was no -- mary that, is not true. there was no criticism from the race merchant machine out there. the al sharptons, naacps, they were silent when that happened, mary. that is not true. i was engaged in those battles. i pushed back. heck no. i'm not going to let you get away with that, mary. you're too smart. that is not true. that is hypocrisy and you're wrong and that's a lie. >> that is not a lie. j you're generalizing. there are merchants out there that the silence was deafening, mary. >> what do you think of all this slavery imagery? if an african-american happens to have a certain view, then they're talked about is being slaved on a plantation. john lewis, an african-american civil rights activist who is a democratic politician, is he anybody's slave? honestly? did you push back against those characterizations? >> i agree with you there. mary, i agree with you there. john lewis is not anybody's slave. he is a great man. he's a hero. but what dr. carson was talking about was the hell that black conservatives and by the way, woman conservatives, latino conservatives. you are listening
but some of us will not rest until his dream becomes our reality. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> second amendment remedies. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, where we are in this country with guns. guns and the law. three years ago republican candidate for the senate out in nevada said we may need to resort to our second amendment remedies if we can't get public officials to do what we want. second amendment remedies meaning use our guns guarded by the second amendment to deal with people in government we don't like. if that wasn't frightening enough for you, how about what's happening in colorado and texas? in colorado a top prison official was gunned down in his home. in texas two prosecutors were killed, a third has now pulled out of a case against the arian brotherhood of texas for, quote, security reasons. we have people using guns to settle their disputes with public officials, using their second amendment remedies. don't like the sound of this? think it's an overstate
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